Event professionals are constantly dealing with stressful situations. The problem is, many are not successfully managing their personal stress levels in the process. Jeannie Power, cofounder of Power Event Group offers a few ways ways gamification can help event professionals increase mental, emotional, and physical strength, while reducing their event stress.
Check it Off With endless to-do lists, there’s no greater satisfaction than checking off a completed task. By using a role playing game (RPG) like Habitica (a free habit building and productivity app) you can treat real life like a game. Get motivated with in-game rewards and be inspired by a strong social network.
Get Moving Long days and distances come with the territory, so use that to your advantage. Nowadays, fitness trackers are the norm, so make a game out of the work. Record how many steps each participant takes at your event, share them on a leaderboard, and award prizes throughout the day as goals are met. Or use the Charity Miles app to earn donations for your favorite charity.
Take Five Prioritizing, not multitasking is what helps you feel more productive. Try using the Pomodoro Technique®, where you work in 25 minute increments, followed by a short break to help reset your mind and body. After four cycles you earn a longer break. One productivity apps that work in conjunction with this technique is Focus Booster.
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About the Author
Sarah Pease was raised in the blue-collar town of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Curiosity drew her to become bilingual in Spanish and live on three different continents. Smarts made her a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. Hard work made her a top banking exec at the young age of 23. A desire for a life outside of spreadsheets changed her path to designing high-end social events in New York City. An addiction to Diet Pepsi and a weakness for pizza makes her human.